Office of Sustainability

Working to improve quality of life in Philadelphia by providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.

Office of Sustainability

What we do

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.

OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:

  • Accessible food and drinking water
  • Healthy outdoor and indoor air
  • Clean and efficient energy
  • Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
  • Quality natural resources
  • Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
  • Zero Waste
  • Engaged students, stewards, and workers

Connect

Address
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch St., 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email sustainability@phila.gov

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Events

  • Feb
    25
    Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience & the Fight for a Sustainable Future
    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    West Chester University, Asplundh Concert Hall

    Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience & the Fight for a Sustainable Future

    February 25, 2020
    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, 2 hours
    West Chester University, Asplundh Concert Hall
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    Special Guest Speaker Mary Robinson, one of the world's most respected advocates for climate justice: - United Nations Envoy on Climate Change - Former President of Ireland - Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - US Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient (2009) Mary Robinson leads the Mary Robinson Foundation- Climate Justice, a center for thought leadership, education, and advocacy for the poor and disempowered in the world that are disproportionately threatened by climate change. She has moved audiences around the world with her passionate and hopeful calls for all nations to work together to fight for a sustainable future. Tickets available online at wcupatix.com (click "other campus events" or by calling the SSI Ticket Ofrfice at 610-436-2266. General admission $22.
  • Mar
    14
    Repair Fair
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Cohocksink Recreation Center, 2901 Cedar St, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    Repair Fair

    March 14, 2020
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm, 3 hours
    Cohocksink Recreation Center, 2901 Cedar St, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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    Bring your broken stuff, get paired up with a volunteer Fixer who will try to help you figure out to fix it. Appliances, electronics, jewelry, fixtures, if you can carry it in, we'll try to help you fix it. Free.
    If your object needs a replacement item, please bring that with you, if possible.

    LEARN MORE
  • Apr
    22
    CUSP Climate City @ Science After School
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    CUSP Climate City @ Science After School

    April 22, 2020
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, 2 hours
    Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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    Multiple ScienceAfter School events run simultaneously in public libraries across Philadelphia.Expect 35-150 school-aged children.

    *Freeto participate*


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